The Day of Mourning is held across the country every year to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. The event was first held in Fort St. John when six survivors met in the rain seven years ago to remember and honour their loved ones.
According to WorksafeBC, the province lost 149 workers last year, 86 workers from diseases, mostly related to exposure, 41 workers from traumatic workplace injuries, and 22 in work-related motor vehicle incidents. Four of those were young workers under the age of 25.
The Day of Mourning ceremony in Fort St. John will begin at 11 a.m.